photo credit : Marie-Jade Morneau





Karine Molloy was born in 1983 in New Carlisle in the Gaspé Peninsula (Quebec, Canada). Her interest in the arts awakens from the age of 5, while she practices classical ballet until she is 11 years old. Afterwards, she discovers Van Gogh at the local library, it's love at first sight. A first course of painting introduces her to the pleasure of colors and the freedom of creation. The dramatic art and theater are linked with the painting (figurative) behind. Her passion for nature led her first to studies in forestry. At the end of this program it is in visual arts (2004) at the University of Sherbrooke that she adventure herself. She explores Riopelle, Miro and Matisse then she discovers Frida. As many artists who make her vibrate by their gestures, their intensity, their colors, their freedom.

In 2010 is unveiled his first solo exhibition in abstraction. Then followed many individual exhibitions, all of which have been presented at cultural broadcasting centers recognized in 2012 (3), 2013, 2014, 2015 (3). Winner of several awards of emerging artist, Molloy continues her career as a professional artist on the south shore of Montreal.

If one compares her beginnings in abstraction (2009) and the current period we can affirm that the essence of the artist has been preserved either: color and intensity. The movement has evolved into a more assertive form.

There is a strong organic inspiration staged by currents as strong as surprising when amalgamating such as Fauvism, postimpressionism, automatism and lyrical abstraction.




photo credit : Marie-Jade Morneau


Artistic approach


This approach is very intimate. It represents my vision of the world and I am deeply involved. Fragile, full of contradictions, authentic, colorful but also strong, and affirmed.

Impregnated with my Gaspesian origin, this one is part of my essence. My past as a forester, where I worked for a few years, marked my existence. Nature offers us a beauty that few people really appreciate.

This way I paint at an assertive rhythm and with frank colors is my way of expressing the magnificence that is offered to us. I present it at arm's length in my canvas, I shout, I scream with my brush strokes

 "Do you see what I see ?! ".

These shattered, saturated colors, when I look at flowers, a tree, a landscape, I feel them and perceive them. The ripples of the canola field rocked by the breath of the wind, the reflection of the sun on the water, the fragility of a flower under a storm or the unusual color of a camellia, all are incomparable uniqueness. My work, inspired by the organic world that surrounds us, is to bring it out, much like the neons for an advertising sign. It is a translation of authenticity and beauty that I perceive. My work, very personal, is the testimony of this perpetual contemplative nature that leave in me.